The Boy Who Walked Backwards Lessons - Reconciliation - Indigenous

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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18 pages
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Supporting Indigenous Resources for Inclusive Learning for Elementary School Students

This no-prep learning resource has NINE activities supporting this reconciliation story. It uses the comprehension strategies: Summary, Prediction, Meaning, Problem and Resolution, Connection, Compare and Contrast, and Question

The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grade 2 and Grade 6.

The Boy Who Walked Backwards, written by Ben Sures and Illustrated by Nicole Marie Burton, is about an Ojibway boy named Leo and his experience with residential schools.

This unit supports the following BC Curriculum Language Arts 'Big Ideas':

  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words
  • Everyone has a unique story to share
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us

**Follow my blog, Infusing Indigenous Literature, to see how I integrate Indigenous literature in my curriculum throughout the year**

Other Unit Suggestions:

No Time to Say Goodbye

Primary Residential Schools Unit

Stealing Indians

Tulugaq and Other Inuit Tales

Fatty Legs

Coyote Tales


Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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